Yosemite Valley


Yosemite Valley


With the majestic backdrop of Yosemite Valley, three food concessions—at Degnan’s, Yosemite Lodge, and Curry Village—are refueling points for visitors as they experience the spectacular Yosemite National Park. The park’s facilities had not been updated in almost half a century and seated more people than initially designed to accommodate.
Working with Aramark, members from our brand, architecture, and interior design teams collaborated to redesign the concession venues to maximize nature, improve circulation to move visitors from entry to eating areas more efficiently and celebrate the park’s past and the unique story of each destination.
Rather than creating new statements in a place where nature has already endowed plenty, our team created concepts that enhance each facility with a fresh aesthetic that reflects the future and honors the past. Interpretive design elements detail the Valley’s history and contemporary and future issues such as water usage, wildlife, material sources, and sustainability.
While the natural world is still the star of the show, the renovations to these eateries have improved the visitor experience for all ages and backgrounds. In essence, these concessions serve as “passports” for visitors to share and experience nature on an extensive scale, with Multistudio’s designs spotlighting the beauty and history of Yosemite Valley.

Key Team Members

Melissa Alexander , NCIDQ, IIDA
Joey Gamblin, Team Member
Amanda Harper, Team Member
Bob Baum, AIA, NCARB
Lauren MacColl Maass , AIA, LEED AP, BD+C
Nicole Norgren, AIGA, SEGD
Colleen Cunningham , Past Collaborator
Paul Schmidt , Past Collaborator
Alyssa Hitt , Past Collaborator
Elisabeth Populo, Past Collaborator
Brant Long , Past Collaborator
Felicia Chavez , Past Collaborator
Dylan Milsap, Past Collaborator
Daniel Sagadraca , Past Collaborator
Ardebili Engineering M/P , Consultant/Electrical
Borum + Martin Structural, Consultant
Buehler Buehler Specs , Consultant
Ron Geren Food Service, Consultant
Frank Redmond, Consultant
Dan Ryan Studio , Photo Credit
Jason Roehner Photographs Formerly Roehner + Ryan, Photo Credit